Bridgnorth Sandstone

January 1, 201312:00 pmMay 26, 2016 9:07 am
Permian Bridgnorth Sandstone – Wribbenhall Viaduct, Bewdley

Permian Bridgnorth Sandstone – Wribbenhall Viaduct, Bewdley

The Bridgnorth Sandstone Formation is a soft, brick red, commonly buff-mottled, Permian sandstone characterised by large dune cross-beds. Formed from wind-blown (aeolian) sand and relatively poorly cemented, it is not widely used in comparison to the Carboniferous and Triassic red sandstones of the county.

The most notably example of its use is in Wribbenhall Railway Viaduct in Bewdley where large blocks with large scale cross-beds can be seen, probably quarried locally. Boundary walls around Bewdley also make use of the stone, as have cave dwellings at Blackstone Rock, carved into the river cliffs.

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Written by Elliot Carter

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